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tomato blight

June 17, 2011

Phytophthora, destroyer of plants

By Ashley Yeager

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Tags: biology, climate/global change, global health, lecture

Jane Goodall in the forest at Gombe

March 28, 2011

Putting Values on Resources

“Unless you know that [a resource] is going to be in your family for a very long time, you usually don’t manage it sustainably,” evolutionary anthropology professor Thomas Struhsaker said during a panel discussion, March 25.

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Tags: animals, biology, climate/global change, environment/sustainability, field research

Cropduster spraying pesticides

January 28, 2011

The EPA at 40

By Becca Bayham, Nicholas 2012

Most birthday parties include presents, or at least cake. However, the Jan. 24 “party” at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens was far from typical: attendees were celebrating  the 40th birthday of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the EPA’s honor, 16 speakers offered their prospective and retrospective opinions on the extraordinary influence the EPA has had on our environmental health since its creation in 1970.

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Tags: climate/global change, environment/sustainability, lecture

Palm Oil harvest in Sumatra - Hayden

November 12, 2010

The Alarming Extinction of Species

“When we think of extinction,  we refer to dinosaurs and dodos. We don’t digest the concept of extinction in present day," said television host and conservationist Jeff Corwin, during a talk at Duke on Thursday.

He was here to talk about the state of conservation of natural resources in the 21st century.

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Tags: climate/global change, environment/sustainability, lecture

Tim Moore in a hole

November 4, 2010

Not Bad for a Swamp, eh?

When I think of Canada, I imagine beavers, maple syrup, hockey, and locals adding “eh?” to the end of their sentences. When McGill University's Tim Moore thinks of Canada, however, he imagines carbon cycles in the peatlands.

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Tags: climate/global change, environment/sustainability, field research, lecture

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